What is an ASIP?

ASIP and application-specific processors to address semiconductor scaling issues

ASIP stands for “application-specific instruction-set processor” and simply means a processor which has been designed to be optimal for a particular application or domain. So what exactly is the difference from a general-purpose processor?

What is needed to support an operating system?

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For each embedded product, software developers need to consider whether they need an operating system; and if so, what type of an OS. Operating systems vary considerably and the choice of one for your processor core has important implications. Let us explore them.

What is processor core complexity?

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Looking at any processor IP, you will find that their vendors emphasise PPA (performance, power & area) numbers. In theory, they should provide a level playing field for comparing different processor IP cores, but in reality, the situation is more complex. Let us consider performance.

Understanding the Performance of Processor IP Cores

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Looking at any processor IP, you will find that their vendors emphasise PPA (performance, power & area) numbers. In theory, they should provide a level playing field for comparing different processor IP cores, but in reality, the situation is more complex. Let us consider performance.

Codasip Announces Bk5-64, a New 64-bit RISC-V Processor

Brno, Czech Republic – November 28th, 2017 – Codasip, the leading supplier of RISC-V® embedded processor IP, today announced that it has expanded its Berkelium processor portfolio to include the Bk5-64, its first implementation of the 64-bit RISC-V ISA. Codasip now offers customers the broadest selection of RISC-V processors in the market, spanning from the ultra-low-power […]

Codasip Announces Latest RISC-V Processor

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The Newest Codasip RISC-V Processor is Ideal for IoT Designs Brno, Czech Republic – August 21st 2017 – Codasip, the leading supplier of RISC-V® embedded CPU cores, today announced the newest addition to their Berkelium (Bk) family of RISC-V processors. The Codasip Bk-1 processor is an FSM processor targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT) […]

What is RISC-V? Why We Care and Why You Should Too

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The RISC-V revolution is happening and changing the way we do business in the semiconductor industry. However, there is one big misconception about it: No, RISC-V is not an open-source processor. Let me try and answer the question “What RISC-V?” and tell you why Codasip truly cares about it – and why you should too. […]